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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...


Also, regarding survival suits and swimming in washing machine
seas of 18 to 25 feet. The problem is breathing and fatigue
exhaustion of fighting for clear air to breathe. Do we have any
technology that could help us breathe other than tanks which
would run out of air anyway. I was thinking a mask and snorkel
would be better. Dont the navy swimmers wear mask and snorkel?

Maybe you could float and get a breath when you hit clear air
and then hold your breath and exhale a minute later to get
another breath when you hit clear air once again.

But wow, what if you had to do that for 24 or 36 hours to stay
alive ?

I do have a suggestion, the firemen wear small tanks good for
20 minutes and I think survival suits should have them just to
allow enough air to swim to the life raft etc. QUOTE]

Some survival suits have a piece of clear plastic to cover your face to allow you to breathe air and not water/sea foam. But your are right, after many hours one would be exhausted I would think.

Some cat sailors apparently carry a small scuba tank good for 20 minutes.
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